How to Germinate Clivia


Clivia is a genus that belongs to the amaryllis family, but the plant’s cultivation is far removed from the bulb-based amaryllis. Learning how to germinate your own clivia seeds is important: Because of the plant’s popularity, single plants may cost as much as $10,000 as of 2008, according to the University of Florida IFAS Extension. The evergreen plant boasts red or orange flowers, with yellow being the most sought-after and rare bloom.

Difficulty: Moderate


Things You’ll Need:

  • Pot
  • Cactus potting mix
  • Pencil
  1. Place cactus potting mix into a pot that drains well.

  2. Water the potting mix until just dampened.

  3. Lay 10 to 12 clivia seeds on the surface of the potting mix.

  4. Place the pot in indirect sunlight.

  5. Monitor the taproots as one grows from each seed. If they do not grow into the potting mix, poke a hole in the mix with a pencil and guide the root into it.

  6. Water the seeds whenever the potting mix feels dry to the touch.

  7. Allow the clivia seedlings to grow for approximately 12 to 18 months before repotting them individually.

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